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What is a Vibrator? | How does a Vibrator Work?

What is a Vibrator? | How does a Vibrator Work?

Say the word “vibrator” and the mind automatically thinks of of a masturbation or sex aid, but do you know exactly what is a vibrator? Ever wonder how does a vibrator work? Don't be shy of asking these questions, people ask me every day!

Once you know how it works and the intricacies of the designs, you can take this knowledge under the covers and find your perfect match for stunningly impressive orgasms. That's not just a string of fancy descriptive words either – ask any lady who has a collection under her bed – vibrators are the key to amazing orgasms.

Regardless of if you're single, in a dating relationship or married, vibrating sex toys add the perfect spice to your love life and are extremely popular for couple to use together during foreplay.

Men are even using vibrators now! Sexual liberation and pleasure is plentiful thanks to online sex stores like us that provide not only great products to buy, but a wealth of information to help a beginner locate the right type that will best suit their unique needs and desires.

Q. What is a Vibrator?

A. The vibrator is a device with a motor used for sexual stimulation.

That's the most basic answer, but if we take a closer look you'll note several different sizes, shapes, functions and features. Not every device is designed to be inserted into the body either. Some are for external use – think clitoral and/or nipple stimulation. For newbies to all of this, it's worth noting the difference between vibrator vs dildo before moving on.

Vibrators can be classified into one of the following categories:

  1. Vaginal vibrators such as vibrating dildos or G Spot vibrators.
  2. Clitoral vibrators such as vibrating bullets or pocket rockets.
  3. Anal vibrators such as vibrating butt plugs bullets or prostate massagers.

Q. How does a Vibrator Work?

A. Inside the shaft is a small spinning motor with an offset weight attached to a pin. The motor makes the weight spin in a circular motion, but because the weight is off center, the motion creates a “thumping” or “buzzing” type of sensation.

You may notice that some toys feel different than others when the power has been activated. There is a general rule that determines exactly HOW the vibrator operates:

  • The bigger or heavier the weight, the more it feels like a “thumping” or pounding type of sensation.
  • The smaller or lighter the weight, the more it creates a higher pitch “buzzing” type of sensation.

You may have seen models that mention “multi function”. Some luxury models feature vibrating patterns like escalating (going from slow to fast) or a quick pulse (alternating quickly between on and off to create a pulsing sensation). These motors work in the same may except the intensity of the movement is throttles to create a different vibrating “pattern”.

Some women (or even men) enjoy starting off with a lighter setting at first while the body becomes sexually aroused, then as orgasm approaches, they flick the motor controls (either by pressing a button or turning a wheel) to the highest setting to add extra power that coincides with the onset of orgasm. It's no surprise to hear the top rated vibrators have variable speeds and often have patterns allowing the user to throttle the intensity based off their current rate of sexual arousal.

Q. What is a Vibrator For?

A. The vibrator is for sexual pleasure. They can either “warm up” the body by increasing libido and encouraging the vagina to relax by self-lubricating before sexual intercourse. Vibrators are also for “the big-O” when strong, consistent stimulation brings the user to a highly pleasurable orgasm. ~ Mayla Green


Rabbit Vibrators

Q. What is a Rabbit Vibrator?

A. The rabbit vibrator has a small extension attached to the shaft that stimulates the clitoris whilst the main portion inserts into the vagina.

The rabbit ears are designed to hug the sides of the clitoris producing a 360 bombardment of vibration. In the meantime, the shaft inside the vagina vibrates or rotates for added stimulation.

Many rabbit vibrators are highly complex with spinning beads and multiple functions making them one of the most highly specialized sex toys for female orgasms.

How does the vibrator work? It follows the exact same concept as above, but both motors are self contained so you can't see the weight spinning inside. A shaft with beads work similarly where there is an axis that twirls the metal beads in unison within the shaft. Often the head will gyrate at the same time (move in a 360 degree circular motion).

Learn everything there is to know about rabbit vibrators in my pride & joy hallmark guide. This complete users manual is the biggest FAQ on the topic I've ever seen!

It is said every women must own a rabbit sex toy, and I firmly believe that's a true statement. (Yes, I own several myself.) Fun fact: rabbit vibrators were first made famous by the television series Sex and the City.


Bullet Vibrator

Q. What is a Bullet Vibrator?

A. The bullet vibrator is a small device designed for clitoral stimulation.

The most misunderstood and underrated sex toy of them all, they pack an intense punch and provide a massive improvement to the sex life. It is the only style not intended to be inserted into the body.

What is the vibrator for? Bullet style vibes are for precise clitoral stimulation. Women with vaginal dryness often hold it over the clitoris for a minute or so to increase sexual arousal and relax the vagina before sexual intercourse.

Learn how to use a bullet vibrator in my other hallmark users guide, complete with unique tips that you won't see anywhere else. You can thank my 15 years of experience for this!

Bullet sex toys nestle between the labia to tease the vagina entrance, and also press firmly on the clitoris to quickly bring a lady to orgasm. The best vibrating eggs will provide more coverage, vibrating the vagina entrance as a whole to stimulate a bigger space instead of precision on one spot only.


G-spot Vibrator and Dildo

Q. What is a G-Spot Vibrator?

A. The G-spot vibrator has a curved tip to stimulate the G-spot. It can also be used to stimulate the male prostate gland, also known as P Spot.

What is the difference between G-spot dildos and vibrators? Following the rule above, the G-spot dildo does not vibrate, and the vibrator does. Most often the motor is right in the tip to produce powerful and precise stimulation on the magic spot.

A dildo is typically a sex toy that looks like a penis. The curved dildo is no different. These also looks real, but only with a steeply angled curve. You'll find out quickly that the circumcised shaped mushroom tip is tailor made for perfect G Spot love. If only real men had curved penises like this - sex would be even more explosive! (lol)

Learn about G Spot anatomy. You'll even discover that men are buying them up to stick in their butt - What?? Yes, the male P-spot, or prostate also has a similar reach as the female hot spot, but instead of a vagina, it's located in his anus.


Q. What is a Thrusting Vibrator?

A. The thrusting vibrator has a shaft that moves up & down on a vertical axis.

When you're bored with the original stationary sex toy, try a thrusting dildo! The movement is intended to stimulate the motions of sexual intercourse, thrusting and penetration. Just like the rabbit, most are quite complex with external stimulators, spinning pearl or metal beads and gyrating heads.

How does the vibrator work? These function in so much detail that I've published a guide exclusively covering the topic. Learn everything there is to know about thrusting dildos here, watch videos of them in motion and discover the inner workings of this over-the-top type of ladies adult toy.

Your Personal Pleasure Begins Now

Now you know what is a vibrator and how it works, it's time to take this new knowledge and do some shopping and have a little erotic fun! There is quite literally a library's worth of content to discover when it comes to this style of personal pleasure enhancer.

With hundreds of unique designs, there it something for everyone. Each person must put in the effort to find the right one by reading my blog, checking reviews online etc. Once you've discovered the perfect toy for you though, pleasure comes quickly!



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Mayla Green

Mayla Green has been involved in the sex toy industry since 2004. Working behind the motto “Sex TOYS should be FUN”, Mayla provides unique tips & advice amassed from over a decade of hands on experience with adult products. She also coaches clients how to fully enjoy sexual pleasure and can be seen in major publications & magazines online.

Happily married since 2009, she knows firsthand how the sex life eventually becomes repetitive (which truthfully means boring), so if you're looking to spice things up in the bedroom, Mayla's your gal! Her literary pride & joy is covering topics for established couples needing inspiration to keep lovemaking exciting and fun.

Not in a relationship? Her other focus is teaching women how to properly handle the “little person in the canoe” to experience the best orgasms ever, no partner required! Her creative and innovative tips, techniques and advice is on par with a certified sex therapist or Sexologist, but with an extra advantage from her knowledge of the adult toy business.

View all articles published by Mayla Green exclusively for The Adult Toy Shop sex blog and Mayla Green's Pressfolio to follow her newest & trending content published online.

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